Soap fans love following their favorite stars on social media and notice when one of them takes a break for any prolonged period of time. So when THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL alum Kim Matula (ex-Hope) returned to Instagram after nearly two months, she apologized and explained her absence was due to the tragic death of her cat, Indy. “Hi guys,” she wrote. ‘Clearly I’ve been absent from Insta for a while. I’m sorry for ghosting, but I just needed to take a little break.
“A week before Thanksgiving, my baby, my Indy, passed away very unexpectedly,” Matula continued. “I know there are people who won’t understand the depth of this loss and that’s okay. But the bond he and I shared was much deeper than just a pet. He was truly an extension of me. Of my heart. He was my healer, my safe place, and a constant joy in times when it was hard for me to find any. I miss him beyond words and still grieve for him every day. I was really not prepared to lose him. Today is his birthday. He would have been five. I love you, baby boy.”
In the post above Matula shares a video of herself giving Indy kisses followed by some photos of them together. Many of her former B&B castmates took to the comments to share some love and support during this difficult time. “It’s nice to see pictures of him,” said Scott Clifton (Liam). “He was really beautiful.” And pet lover Rena Sofer (Quinn) welcomed her back to Instagram. “I love your honesty, my love,” she declared. “I feel your heart aching for your loss of your soulmate. I know what it feels to bond to a special animal in particular. Love you.”
Please join us in sending love to Matula during this difficult time. And for more on your favorite B&B stars – past and present — keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.